APPR/SLO Information meeting at SHS 2:10pm Oct. 30

Subject: APPR/SLO
Date: 30 October 2013
Location: Mini-theater ‘B’ immediately after school

On October 30, there will be an informal RTA discussion regarding the parameters of staff APPR/SLO responsibilities. To date, the District has not provided an ‘official’ RCSD APPR manual. The meeting is designed to provide some clarity and (hopefully) assuage any concerns staff members may have regarding the process.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or an RTA building representative.


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NYSUT is clear:

  • Stop the obsession with standardized testing!
  • Invest in student learning, not testing!
  • Devote time and resources to getting evaluations and common core right!

At every opportunity, NYSUT reiterates this message to education policymakers. Now you can add your individual voice about your students, school, district or campus.

Calling NYSUT members: Use this NYSUT-developed email form to speak up and speak out to the State Education Commissioner and Board of Regents. Tell them:

  1. How current teaching and learning conditions and obsession with testing impacts your students’ success.
  2. What needs to be done to get student assessment and teacher evaluation right.

Share your solutions from the front lines of education!


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Letter: Union: State rushed teacher evals

Originally published: November 23, 2012 6:05 PM Updated: November 25, 2012 9:45 PM

Newsday’s cover story on the cost to school districts to support the new teacher evaluation law raises very real and compelling concerns [ “The cost of teacher evals,” News, Nov. 23 – subscription required]. It also validates the importance of having effective teachers in every classroom.

Missing from the story is the high cost to students, parents and teachers. Students are losing valuable instructional time to hurriedly drafted and lengthy pretests, parents feel disconnected from their children’s schools, and teachers will be evaluated on student growth scores that the state will claim are valid — after attempting to measure students with different tests on curricula that districts haven’t implemented and teachers haven’t been prepared to teach. They may be valid, but valid for what? Certainly not to measure students or teachers!

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